Friday, February 22, 2019

Dear Abby - Dog Songs: Who Let the Dogs Out by Baha Men (2000)

Dear Friends,

I'm back with another dog song for you.   "Who Let the Dogs Out" was a hit for the Baha Men in 2000.  This Bahamian group made it to the top 40 with this song.  It became a hit after being featured in the movie Rugrats in Paris.  It is now a popular song at sporting events.

My Momma is not a fan of this song.  She says it is one that gets in your head and refuses to leave!

For me it just raises questions, most especially:  who DID let the dogs out?   The song never answers that.

I found a video of the song that has the music with photos of cute puppies.  Enjoy!  (And sorry if the song gets stuck in your head too!)

I'd love to hear form you in the comments, below.  Do you remember this one?  And do you know who let the dogs out?

Have a great day!


Abby xoxoxo

Book Review - Secrets at Cedar Cabin by Colleen Coble

Book Synopsis
From USA TODAY bestselling author Colleen Coble comes the third book in her beloved Lavender Tides series.

Her mother lied about her identity and her husband wasn’t who she thought he was—can Bailey even trust herself anymore?

Running for her life in the wake of her mother’s murder, Bailey Fleming escapes to the only place she can think of—a remote, dilapidated cabin in Lavender Tides. Intending to finally get to the truth behind the lies of her past, Bailey only finds more questions when bodies are discovered near her cabin hideout along with traces of a dangerous human trafficking ring. In an unlikely partnership with FBI agent Lance Phoenix, Bailey races to understand the mystery surrounding her life and circumstances before the murderer tracks her down.

Meanwhile, Lance is determined to rescue his sister, Ava, who was abducted after running away from home as a teenager. An unexpected lead brings him to the remote cabin, and he wonders if Bailey—with her suspicious past and strange connections to his sister’s case—is really who she claims to be and if she can somehow lead him to Ava.
Filled with Colleen Coble’s custom blend of suspense and romance, Secrets at Cedar Cabin takes us back to the evocative landscape of Washington’s coast where nothing is quite as it seems.


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My Review 

Secrets at Cedar Cabin is the story of Bailey Fleming.  After her mother is murdered, she fears for her own life and goes on the run.  She ends up in a remote cabin in Lavender Tides.  There she meets Lance Phoenix, an FBI agent who is searching for his sister who is a victim of human trafficking.  There are twists and more twists as this story unfolds.


This is the third book in the Lavender Tides series by Colleen Coble.  I recommend reading this series in order, as there are key plot points that build between the books.


Colleen Coble is always a fun read.  I know when I pick up one of her books that I will be up late at night reading.  They are so fast paced and have so many twists and turns.  This book was no exception!


I really liked Bailey as a protagonist.  She is a kind person, a nurse who works with geriatric patients, and she has had some big disappointments in life with lies by her late mother and her ex-husband.   I really was pulling for her to find happiness.   Lance is also a strong and sympathetic character, although we don't get to know him quite as well in this story.


The mystery in this novel deals with human trafficking.  It was very intense and the stakes were very high.  This made me even more compelled to stay up reading.


The faith aspect of the story is well done;  faith is presented as a source of strength and courage, as seen in practice by several characters in this novel.  


On a light note I will add that I enjoyed reading about Bailey's cat, Sheba.  Sheba is a Savannah cat, a breed I knew nothing about before this novel.  They are a cross between serval and domestic cats, and I found the descriptions in this book fascinating!


I recommend Secrets at Cedar Cabin to fans of romantic suspense, women's fiction, and Christian fiction.   I will add that I recommend Colleen Coble's fiction in general;  she is an author who never disappoints!


Author Bio

Best-selling romantic suspense author Colleen Coble’s novels have won or finaled in awards ranging from the Best Books of Indiana, the ACFW Carol Award, the Romance Writers of America RITA, the Holt Medallion, the Daphne du Maurier, National Readers’ Choice, and the Booksellers Best. She has nearly 4 million books in print and writes romantic mysteries because she loves to see justice prevail. Colleen is CEO of American Christian Fiction Writers. She lives with her husband Dave in Indiana.

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